Product code: uk112672
£858.20 £715.17 (ex. VAT)

The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music is now even better.

Whatever your musical style, Sibelius 5 makes writing scores a breeze - giving you more time to focus on the music. Stunning new features like Panorama mean you don?t need to think about pages while you?re composing or arranging. You can just let you creativity flow. Ideas Hub is a real first for music software. It lets you instantly capture your musical ideas, and then find them again in a second - so you?ll never lose another idea. Plus new, high-quality, built-in sounds play back your scores with astounding realism, because there?s no better way to perfect your music than by hearing it.

What's new in Sibelius 5

You can create audio files which can be converted to MP3s or burned to CD, produce instrumental parts effortlessly, compose for video, sell your music online and do hundreds of other things you might never have dreamed of.

Write and refine music easily
Sibelius is so easy to learn and use that you can start writing your first piece within minutes ? not days! Discover the joys of writing music with a program that's simple and intuitive. And, of course, being able to change your music in the blink of an eye!

Hear your music
The easiest way to perfect your music is by hearing it. Just click the play button in Sibelius to hear your music performed with surprising realism, thanks to the built-in Sibelius Sounds Essentials library. Sibelius reads, understands and plays back all standard markings, and you can buy extra sound libraries for choral music, world music and more.

Print beautiful scores
The world?s largest sheet music publishers use Sibelius to produce the music you see in the shops. Now you can create the same standard of print-out. And with Sibelius, it?s just so easy.

Instrumental parts that magically update
Sibelius makes producing instrumental parts a joy. In fact, when you start your score,the parts are already there. You can flick between them using a simple drop-down. When you make a change to the full score, the relevant parts are automatically updated, and vice versa.

Never lose another idea
Ideas are precious. That?s why Sibelius 5 gives you the Ideas Hub - the easy way to capture, tag, find and bring together your musical ideas. With Ideas Hub, you?ll never let another flash of inspiration slip by again.

As well as your own ideas, Ideas Hub comes preloaded with over 2000 ready-made ideas. They cover all styles of music and help provide useful inspiration for your compositions.

Publish, or sell, your music online
As well as printed music, Sibelius publishes beautifully online, too. You can create web versions of scores which can be viewed by anyone using the free Scorch web browser plug-in. And you can easily start selling your scores online via

The Rock and Pop Collection contains 108 pitched instruments plus 20 drum kits (featuring a vast range of percussion sounds from Disco to World Music), of which you can play up to 32 at once. It includes all the sounds you'll need to write rock and pop music ? from guitars, keyboards and drums to horns, strings, and even a Hammond B3 organ.

The collection has been created in partnership with SONiVOX and Native Instruments, who are among the world's leading sampling companies. It includes well-known instruments such as a Fender Stratocaster guitar and Rickenbacker bass, and multiple samples are provided for many of the instruments, with different styles and tones so you can get just the sound you're looking for.

The Rock and Pop collection integrates seamlessly with Sibelius 5, via a special version of the acclaimed Kontakt sample player from Native Instruments. This gives you a range of adjustable parameters ? including reverb, brightness, tuning and other audio characteristics ? so you can control the sound of each instrument individually. You can even export an audio file to create a CD of your music, or convert to an MP3 file.

For details of the Rock and Pop Collection for Sibelius 4, click here.
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Sibelius Sounds range
Rock & Pop Collection
World Music
Other sound libraries
Pre-order (ships mid/end August)
Rock and Pop Collection sounds
The list below shows the full range of sounds in the Rock and Pop collection, and indicates where there are multiple sounds for an instrument. Some instruments have an accompanying MP3 file to demonstrate them.

Tip: listen to the MP3 samples with good headphones or through a hi-fi. Most computer speakers aren't good enough to give an accurate impression of them.

Advanced music scanning

PhotoScore Ultimate 5 is the fastest way to scan music for transpositions, arrangements & editions.

It's the fully-featured version of the PhotoScore Lite scanning software for Sibelius and G7. Plus it can scan music into other MIDI software such as sequencers. You can even use it on its own to scan in, play back, transpose and print scores, and even save audio files.

PhotoScore Ultimate reads printed and handwritten music in seconds ? not just the notes, but also printed slurs, dynamics, lyrics, guitar tab, chord diagrams and more. You can then edit or transpose the music, play it back, extract the parts and print ? just as if you'd input it yourself.

PhotoScore Ultimate 5 is importantly the world's first commercial software designed to read handwritten music. It is currently optimized to allow composers to create scores by hand away from computers, say by a favorite instrument or lying in a field!

New in PhotoScore Ultimate 5 : handwritten score recognition ? dual-engine printed music recognition ? edit while PhotoScore reads in background ? advanced scanned image management ? now recognises repeat endings, Coda and Segno, cross-staff notes and beams, ornaments (including trills, mordants, turns) and pedal on/off markings ? Universal Binary application ? text recognition in up to 120 different languages

System Requirements

Windows: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, 350 MB hard disk space (in addition to Sibelius), 1 GB+ total RAM recommended, ASIO-compatible sound card recommended.

Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 350 MB hard disk space (in addition to Sibelius), 1 GB+ total RAM recommended, G5 or Intel processor recommended, ASIO-compatible sound card recommended.



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MPN UK2299376
Product Code uk112672
Brand Sibelius
Condition New